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Mum's road death leads to criminal case

A case is to come before the Circuit Criminal Court following the death of a 53-year-old Dublin mum who was struck by a car.

The inquest into the death of Anne Fitzsimons from Marino who died on November 15, 2009, was adjourned at the Dublin City Coroner's Court.

At the coroner's court, Inspector Eamon Murphy from Raheny Garda Station said that the matter is for mention in the Circuit Criminal Court at the autumn sitting.

He said that the purpose of this mention is to set the date for the hearing.

Dublin City Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said that he would put the inquest in for mention next February. In the meantime, he said that he would register the death, so that a death certificate would be available to the family in the coming days.

He said that he had received the autopsy report and the cause of death was "multiple injuries".

Mrs Fitzsimons was with three other pedestrians when the incident occurred on the Malahide Road near Fairview at around 2.10am.

Dr Farrell said that he would adjourn the inquest until a later date. He explained that "the criminal proceedings have to take precedence over the inquest".

Mrs Fitzsimons had been actively involved with her local scout group for more than 20 years. At the time of her death, Scouting Ireland said that she the passing of a long-serving and dedicated scout leader was a huge loss to her husband and her children and family.

It said that her death would leave "a tremendous void in her community and in particular to those young people she dedicated her life to."

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